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Watch Red Sox Press Conference Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Red Sox will hold a news conference at Tuesday at Fenway Park. Check back at 1 p.m. to watch live. Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, Live Stream, NESN Staff, Top Stories
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez Deals Create More Questions For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> In the words of Happy Gilmore, it ain’t over yet, McGavin. The way I see it, we’ve only just begun. The Red Sox put their money where their mouth is this week by reportedly signing Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to contracts totaling nearly $200 million. The moves undoubtedly boost Boston’s offense and reflect the...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Pierce signs autograph during game

Need another reason to love Paul Pierce? OK, here you go. With Pierce’s Washington Wizards well on their way to a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, the former Boston Celtics forward decided to make the day of one C’s fan in attendance. Check out that face. Think she’s excited? The gesture capped off a banner day for Pierce, who finished with 25 points and 10...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Penguins Notes: Sidney Crosby-Evgeni Malkin Duo Excels In 3-2 Win

BOSTON — Shutting down two of the top-five forwards in the NHL always is a difficult challenge, but it’s even tougher when key defensive players are out of the lineup. The Bruins were without No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara, as well as quality defensive forwards David Krejci and Chris Kelly in Monday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins because of injuries. It...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Hangout: Kelly Olynyk’s Shooting Among Early-Season Uncertainties

Are the Boston Celtics a playoff team this season? Probably not. But they’re not as bad as their 4-8 record would indicate, either. Join NESN.com’s Zack Cox and MassLive’s Jay King for a Google Hangout at noon Tuesday as they answer fan questions and give their impressions from the first 12 games of the Celtics’ season. Watch the Hangout in the player below, and submit your...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Notes: Steve Blake, Chris Kaman Stabilize Blazers’ Bench

Stats are for losers, but for the last two seasons, the lack of stats coming from their bench prevented the Portland Trail Blazers from being winners what it mattered. The Blazers look like a shoo-in for the NBA playoffs, but thanks to a revitalized bench they could do more than just make the postseason field. Steve Blake and Chris Kaman have filled a...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin Can’t Believe Marc-Andre Fleury Has Won 300 Games (Video)

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury secured his 300th career NHL win Monday night with a 3-2 overtime win over the Boston Bruins, becoming the third-fastest netminder to reach the milestone. When Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was asked about his goalie’s accomplishment, he said that he couldn’t believe it. This embed is invalid" /> ...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Hopeful Zdeno Chara Can Return In 10 To 14 Days

The Boston Bruins might be getting an early gift ahead of the holidays. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara returned to the ice Monday, skating in public for the first time since suffering a PCL tear in his left knee back on Oct. 23 in a game against the New York Islanders. That should mean Chara’s return to game action is right around the corner. Boston general...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Jon Lester, Red Sox still engaged in contract talks

The Boston Red Sox haven’t put away their wallets just yet. The Red Sox still remain engaged in contract negotiations with free-agent pitcher Jon Lester despite reportedly signing Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to contracts totaling nearly $200 million, multiple sources told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford on Monday. A source told The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham that the process...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Smith Fights With Saints’ Kenny Vaccaro, Nearly Sparks Brawl (Video)

Steve Smith’s dislike of the New Orleans Saints didn’t disappear when he left the NFC South. The longtime Carolina Panthers receiver, now with the Baltimore Ravens, nearly kicked off a full-team brawl Monday night when he and Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro got into it along the Ravens’ sideline. Smith appeared to instigate the scuffle when he knocked the second-year D-back...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL MVP Power Rankings: Aaron Rodgers-Tom Brady Matchup Pits Top Two Contenders

These matchups are the reasons we watch sports. On Sunday afternoon in Green Bay, two of the hottest teams in the NFL will meet when the Green Bay Packers host the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field. Many are calling it a Super Bowl preview, with New England riding a seven-game winning streak going up against a Green Bay team that’s 5-0 at home this...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Made Right Choice In Trading Clay Matthews Pick To Packers

An alternate universe exists where Clay Matthews is racking up double-digit sack seasons at outside linebacker on the New England Patriots’ defense. Sounds pretty exciting, right? Well, consider this: Rob Gronkowski also is playing elsewhere in this universe, which suddenly doesn’t sound so fun anymore. The Patriots once held the No. 26 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft ...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills’ Scott Chandler Honors Buffalo With Snow Shoveling TD Celebration (Video)

A weird, stressful week came to a very satisfying end for the Buffalo Bills and their fans Monday night. With the city of Buffalo continuing its clean-up efforts after feet and feet of lake-effect snow pounded the area last week, the Bills pounded the New York Jets in a rescheduled, relocated game Monday night in Detroit. The snow forced the NFL to move the game to Monday night at...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

SI’s Peter King Apologizes For Poorly Timed Tweet During Ferguson Saga

Peter King’s timing was as bad as it could get Tuesday night. The Sports Illustrated NFL writer, who also runs the Monday Morning Quarterback blog, thought he sent out an innocent tweet about the New York Jets. So he might have been surprised to see his mentions flooded with people questioning his taste, timing and tact. Here’s the tweet that had Twitter users up in arms. This...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cricket Player In Critical Condition After Being Hit In Head With Ball (Video)

There was a scary scene in an Australian cricket match Tuesday. Cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition after he was hit in the head with a ball in a match at Sydney Cricket Ground. The 25-year-old was batting when a a bouncer came up and struck him in the head. Hughes didn’t immediately go to the ground but ended up collapsing just moments after being struck with the ball...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Playoff Picture: No One Wants To Win NFC South; Packers In Line For Bye

The NFC South is kind of a joke. We just wrapped up Week 12 in the NFL, and there aren’t a whole lot of definitive statements we can make, but that one is pretty safe. The Carolina Panthers were the only NFC South team not to lose this weekend, and that’s because they were on a bye. Each team in the division has at least seven losses which means, of...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Compares Ferguson Ruling To His Own Legal Battles

You would think Adrian Peterson might want to lay low for a while, but he did no such thing Monday night. Peterson, like many others, was upset shortly after a grand jury in Missouri ruled police Darren Wilson wouldn’t be charged after shooting unarmed teenager Mike Brown to death in August. However, it was how the Minnesota Vikings running back voiced his dismay that’s made...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks Team Up With Dude Perfect For NFL Trick Shot Video

Trick shot extraordinaires Dude Perfect are back, and this time, they had the Seattle Seahawks show us what they’ve got. The YouTube stars spent some time at CenturyLink Field and the Seahawks’ practice facility with quarterback Russell Wilson throwing footballs through hoops and tires and at targets resting on people’s heads. Head coach Pete Carroll even joined in on the fun...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Frustrated With Disallowed Goals In Loss To Penguins (Video)

The Boston Bruins put the puck in the net four times against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night, but only two of them counted for goals. Two potential goals were disallowed following video review as the B’s lost to the Pens 3-2 in overtime. Needless to say, head coach Claude Julien was not happy about it. “We felt like we should’ve won this game...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Forward David Pastrnak Plays Well In NHL Debut

BOSTON — David Pastrnak showed signs of his exciting offensive talent during his NHL debut Monday night. The Bruins’ 2014 first-round pick only received 7:53 of ice time — third-lowest among B’s forwards — but he created a couple of scoring chances and used his speed in open ice during Boston’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden. “I mean, I...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers Drinks ‘Crush’ Grape Soda After Beating Vikings (Photo)

Apparently dominating the NFL isn’t enough for Aaron Rodgers, as now he appears to be taking subtle jabs at the teams he beats. After throwing two touchdowns and 209 passing yards in Sunday’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings, Rodgers took a few swigs from a bottle of Crush grape soda during his press conference. Taking a swig of grape soda, Crush...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Take Advantage Of Bruins’ Line Change; Sidney Crosby Scores (Video)

Sidney Crosby showed why he’s one of the best players in the world Monday night when he took advantage of a Boston Bruins line change and cashed in for his ninth goal of the season. The Bruins brought on their fourth line of Jordan Caron, David Pastrnak and Alex Khokhlachev, but the Penguins kept big guns Patric Hornqvist and Sidney Crosby on the ice so the lines would be mismatched...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Penguins 3 Stars: Evgeni Malkin Scores Twice In Pittsburgh Win

BOSTON — Evgeni Malkin is one of the top five forwards in the NHL and he showed why Monday night. He scored two goals, including the winner in overtime to give his Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The Penguins lead the season series 1-0 and sit atop the Metropolitan Division, at least momentarily, with a 14-4-1 record. Here are the “3 Stars”...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Welcomes Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval To Red Sox (Photo)

The Boston Red Sox’s reported deals with Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval aren’t official, but the two already received a warm Big Papi welcome. Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz sent a tweet Monday with a special message for the shortstop and third baseman. Welcome to #RedSoxNation @HanleyRamirez @KFP48.....bout to give pitcher nightmares!!!! http://t.co/nVmpMlvyyH...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban is opposed to net neutrality

Mark Cuban owns an NBA team, but his varied interests extend far beyond the basketball world. The Dallas Mavericks owner has spoken his mind on a variety of subjects, from MLB’s 2013 suspension of Alex Rodriguez to racism in America. On Monday, he turned his focus to another hot topic — net neutrality. The idea behind net neutrality is that the U.S. government and Internet...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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